Internship @ People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Jaipur: Field Work, Lots of Learnings, No Stipend

Name of the organization

Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Jaipur.

Duration of the internship

16th December to 12th January 2014 (28 days). Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on an average, It may extend up to late nights.

How big was the office?

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The office is not so big.

You are mostly supposed to do field work involving empirical studies, so office size is not an issue as you don’t have to go to the office on a regular basis.

Team strength

PUCL Jaipur usually take around 30- to 40 interns at a time and while doing field work they divide the students into groups of 5-6 students.

Application procedure

You have to mail your CV along with a cover letter to


There are many PG’s available at cheap rates in Jaipur so there won’t be much problems regarding accommodation. You can find good PG’s in Jawahar Nagar, Kisan Marg, Lal Kothi.

First impression

My first impression was good as once I reported they sent me to do some field work along with a group. There is absolutely no scope for wasting your time at PUCL, Jaipur. They make you work extensive, and you get to learn a lot.

You cannot waste any time here they will assign you work as soon as you sign there as an intern. There were simple formalities as registering ourserlves in there register to keep a record of interns they maintain a register and attendance was taken.

Main tasks

At PUCL you are mostly required to do at least 3 empirical studies involving field work. Mine was visiting the Police Thanas in East Jaipur, visiting old age homes, and visiting night shelters. The teams who do the field work are required to submit individual reports with full details.

You get to learn a lot. And besides the field work PUCL makes the interns visit the Sessions court, High Court, Consumer Courts, Labor Courts, and other sub- ordinate courts. They also call eminent personalities to teach the interns about various new laws.

They make you understand the whole process that how a work is done there and then they will make you learn and grasp things easily and you shall get to meet a lot of people who have already excelled in their field coming in PUCL and I got to witness how they discuss and teach.

Work environment

The work environment at PUCL Jaipur is very good. There are students from the NLU’s as well as the private universities. You get to make a lot of new friends as well as gain a lot of knowledge.

Like every internship you will invariably be friendly with the c0-interns as they share the same and the common legal background. You get to meet and observe a lot many people while interning. office’s environment was good.

Best things

You get to learn a lot.  There are many instances in which you feel like the sessions courts visit have done wonders to you, as a first year student it was a great start.

Bad things

PUCL does not provide fare for your transportation for field work. So where ever you go you have to pay from your own pocket, and the transport is not so cheap. It’s preferable if you have a vehicle.


No stipend.

Anything else you’d like to tell.

Nothing as such. The PUCL internship was altogether a great experience, especially if you go with some friends of your college.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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